【日本語】May Bookmeter Stats

I graduated!

Which means now I must find a job and stuff. But that’s a story for another post.

Here’s what I managed to get through during May, the month of final exams, graduation prep, and the best Japanese book I’ve ever read.

 

2013年5月の読書メーター
読んだ本の数:3冊
読んだページ数:1085ページ
ナイス数:0ナイス

きょうの猫村さん 1きょうの猫村さん 1
読了日:5月24日 著者:ほし よりこ
ダーリンは外国人 with BABYダーリンは外国人 with BABY
読了日:5月20日 著者:小栗左多里&トニー・ラズロ
レベル7(セブン) (新潮文庫)レベル7(セブン) (新潮文庫)
読了日:5月14日 著者:宮部 みゆき

読書メーター

 

きょうの猫村さん is a silly manga about a talking cat who works around the house and helps the family out. It’s one of those slice-of-life manga, but I really enjoyed it and will look for part two once I get a chance to get to Book-Off. It’s just very silly and puts you in a good mood.

ダーリンは外国人 with BABY is part of the long series of ダーリンは外国人 stories. They finally have a kid and go through all the stuff that having a kid with a foreigner in Japan entails. I personally like this series, but I didn’t enjoy this volume as much as the previous titles. Still worth a read if you like the series.

And now I get to talk about レベル7, by far my favorite Japanese book. This book is amazing. It is a mystery thriller with two intertwining storylines. One involves two people who wake up in a strange apartment with no memory of what happened. They find strange things around the house, including a gun, bloody fabric, and waaay too much money. The other involves a girl who goes missing, leaving behind a note that says “Once I reach level 7, I can’t come back” or something to that effect when roughly translated from my memory. The developments of each story were well-paced, and it was never boring, despite being over 600 pages. I HIGHLY recommend this to any mystery fans. With this title, 宮部みゆき has sky-rocketed to the top of my author list.

Author: Koyami

I'm Koyami. I am a freelance Japanese-English Translator and I enjoy learning new skills and reading in my spare time. Current pursuits include learning Mandarin Chinese, getting familiar with Blender, and collecting all of the 十二国記 books. Follow me on Twitter and Google+ for blog updates, my Japanese word of the day, and more!